Song Without Words

Song Without Words

Discovering My Deafness Halfway Through Life

Book - 2013
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At age 34, Gerald Shea discovered that he had been deaf since childhood despite somehow graduating from Andover, Yale, and Columbia Law School, and maintaining a prestigious international legal career. Shea's witty and candid memoir of how he compensated - through sheer determination and an amazing ability to translate the melody of vowels - brings fascinating new insight into the nature and significance of language, the meaning of deafness, the fierce controversy between advocates of signing versus those who favour oral education.
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Da Capo Press, c2013.
ISBN: 9780306821936
Characteristics: x, 308 p. ;,24 cm

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Jun 15, 2013

Shea is a great writer - I enjoyed reading this fascinating book.

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